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Protect Your Future With Experienced DUI Defense Counsel
Even a first-time DUI charge can have long-term consequences. A suspended license can affect your ability to travel to work or maintain a personal life. Depending on the details surrounding your charges, you may even see jail time.
Experienced legal guidance will bring hope and insight to your case as you fight for your freedom. At Kauffman & Billimoria, our attorneys are well-versed in an array of criminal defense matters. We know what it takes to pursue your best possible outcome.
Consequences and Options For Defending You
Consequences vary based on several factors but an attorney can work to reduce your charges to minimize the impact or potentially drop your charges altogether.
If you are charged with a first DUI offense in Pennsylvania, you may see a short license suspension. However, if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was high enough, you may lose your license for a year. Second-time offenders, even at the limit of .08 percent BAC, will automatically lose their license for a minimum of one year and potentially see months in prison. The penalties for a third or more offender are extremely serious.
There are ways to defend against these charges, however. For instance, if the traffic stop was unlawful, a police officer unlawfully tested you, or if their equipment was out of date, your charges could be reduced or even dropped. You also may be able to enter diversionary programs to avoid jail time and reduce license suspensions.
Our lawyers know how to examine every detail of your case and provide a unique approach to your defense strategy.